100 Years Of Aviation In Alaska

Eric Long / Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The Stearman C2B biplane was flown by several legendary Alaska bush pilots, including Joe Crosson, the first pilot to land on Mount McKinley, and Noel Wien, founder of the state’s first airline.

Here’s an interesting newspiece regarding the centenary of flight in Alaska. For those of you who have flown up north, you know it’s a different type of flying than the more typical flying over suburbia.

Not only does it take a special type of aeroplane, it also takes a special type of pilot.

Check out the story at NBC News.

Cheers

Andrew Joseph

 

 

 

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About mreman47

Andrew was born in London, UK, raised in Toronto, Canada, and cavorted in Ohtawara, Japan for three years. He is married, has a son and a cat. He has over 35,000 comic books and a plethora of pioneer aviation-related tobacco and sports cards and likes to build LEGO dioramas. Along with writing for a monthly industrial magazine, he also writes comic books and hates writing in the 3rd person. He also hates having to write this crap that no one will ever read. Along with the daily Japan - It's A Wonderful Rife blog, when he feels the hate, will also write another blog entitled: You Know What I Hate? He also works on his Pioneers Of Aviation - a cool blog on early fliers. He also wants to do more writing - for money, though. Help him out so he can stop talking in the 3rd person.
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